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MPD: “Correa is not invincible”

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Interview with Luis Villacis National Director of the MPD

“We will form an alliance with other leftist parties and movements.”
Luis Villacis, who was reelected as national director of the Popular Democratic Movement (MPD) spoke with The Hour on the position to keep from the government of Rafael Correa. He also referred to the actions to be undertaken towards the elections of 2013.

What position will keep the MPD from the government?
We will intensify popular opposition to the Government undemocratic, authoritarian and arrogant president Rafael Correa.

What does this mean?
Fight for the vindication of the rights of workers and access to the health of the people, support to indigenous organizations in demonstrations to protest the large-scale mining, defend the right to education. Also, do not cease to punish the corrupt.

Do you think this will matter to President Rafael Correa?
I think the President should review their attitude and look in the mirror of Evo Morales, indigenous organizations are planning marches against the actions of this government (…) only the mobilization and unity of the people of Ecuador will help the Regime change its course.

Why distanced themselves from the regime that initially supported?
Because we feel betrayed, he has not completed its offer to undertake a project of change.

What has caused the continued criticism of the president against the MPD and its leaders?

We are a political party with more than 220 thousand members, with representatives in 24 provinces and abroad elected democratically. We believe that this is a good time and we do not make a dent the slanders and insults issued by the Head of State.

However, the President must respect citizens so initiate criminal proceedings against him for criminal qualify for our members.

What is the strategy for the elections of 2013?
Let’s form an alliance with other movements and leftist parties to nominate a presidential candidate and assembly of the social sectors we represent. We will not accept strangers, or opportunistic, because he has given poor results (…) we will work to defeat this unit allows correísmo, because it is not invincible Correa was demonstrated in the last referendum.

Does optimism despite the competition authorities to appoint the National Electoral Council (CNE) highlights former officials support the regime?

Yes, but it envisions is intended not work properly and seek ways to stay in power forever. However, the unity of the people can defeat these actions intended to ignore the popular vote.

Video: XVII Convenciòn of the MPD

Successful MPD XVII National Convention: UNITY of the left for the New Nation and Socialism

The Popular Democratic Movement held on 1 and 2 October 2011, his seventeenth National Convention with the participation of five thousand members of the 24 provinces of the country and the brigades of the MPD in the U.S., Canada, Spain and Italy, the same as 16 tables discussed in the national and international political situation, the position of MPD to the government of Rafael Correa, the declaration of principles, bylaws and the proposed program related to the defense of sovereignty, our natural resources, labor rights, education and health, good living, multinationality, migrants, etc..

The election of the new National Executive highlighted the participation and democracy revolutionary militants and exercised the right to universal suffrage and secret in each of the 41 polling stations. The electoral process was marked by massive enthusiasm and emepedistas that spoke at the polls. The elections were attended by Dr. Marcia Caicedo Member of the National Electoral Council, and other officials of this institution, who observed the normal development of the process.

With 2744 votes was elected the new national leadership headed by Luis Villacis, Mery Zamora, Geovanni Vargas Atarihuana and Stalin, in a list 15 B. In the event estuvierno representatives from the Coordinating Plurionacional as Humberto Cholango, Alberto Acosta, Marcelo Larrea, Gustavo Vallejo.

The National Convention of the MPD is part of a process of political mobilization, ideological and organizational militancy since 2010 with the membership drive that across the country that managed to register the MPD with more than 220 thousand cards of membership, the realization the election of provincial guidelines 24 on 20 August and finally 1 and October 2 important resolutions that ended with the result of political debate and the election of the new National Executive, are important events in the life of political parties , and show a match with organizational capability, a unified party ideologically, politically and organizationally that is growing and has a strength to restrain the challenges and prospects that lie ahead in the coming years.

Tasks and resolutions

The main resolutions and tasks undertaken at the XVII National Convention:

a) Lift the popular opposition and pro-imperialist right-wing government of Correa: Unmasking, confronting and defeating anti-national and anti-people policies of the government in all fields.

b) Encourage the strengthening of social and popular movements: the struggle to defend our people carry out in defense of water and life, of our natural resources, our sovereignty, against the criminalization of social protest, and so on. We will support all the struggles of our villages in the countryside and city, local, regional or national historic collecting the accumulated social and popular movement in Ecuador.

c) Strengthen the MPD as an alternative to political and organizational power struggle: In the current scenario requires a larger and stronger MPD for what we need to work with affiliates to grow ideologically, politically and organizationally.

d) Building popular unity: For the MPD the unit is a matter of principle, we promote unity through Plurinational Coordinator for the Unity of the Left at the present time and we favor in the 24 provinces.

e) Offensive by the New Nation and Socialism: The general crisis of capitalism and the existence of the trend of exchange between our countries create favorable conditions to spread our goal of the New Nation and Socialism.


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Mass and representative MPD Convention started today in the Agora of the CCE

This Saturday from 10 am, started the MPD XVII National Convention attended by more than 5 000 delegates from around the country as well as representations of Europe, Canada and the United States and international delegations from the Philippines, Colombia, DR Dominican Republic, Peru, Canada.

According to the statutes of the Convention took possession board headed by Cyrus Guzman Lopez and Alonso Alonso Cueva, who organized 16 panel discussions where militants began discussion on topics such as: Ecuador today, the international situation, the statement principles and statutes, current tasks, the position of the MPD to the government of Rafael Correa, food sovereignty, natural resources, education and health, good living, multinationality, and so on.

The Opening Ceremony will be held from 18:00 in the Agora of the House of Culture with the participation of Luis Villacis Maldonado, who will release the report on the work of the outgoing directors in addition the event will be attended by representatives of groups such as Pachakutik, Montecristi Live, Participation, Revolutionary Socialist Current, CONAIE, etc.

5,000 delegates at the congress of the Communist MPD in Ecuador

After discussion and democratic debate, delegates gathered at the Agora de la Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, for the Inaugural Session. They came from different provinces bearers with flags of Ecuador, the MPD, and huipala revolutionary red, with lights and confetti, denoted excitement and joy.

Statements by the President of the Convention on Ab. Ciro Guzman, Luis Villacis, outgoing National Director of the MPD, Humberto Cholango CONAIE president, a delegate of the international left-wing parties, all stressing the need for progress in the construction of the New Nation and Socialism, forging the necessary unity of the left to defeat the traditional right and the right century.

It was encouraging to hear again the leader Gustavo Teran quen recovering from a long illness, as well as the voice of Marcelo Rivera, from the prison of Lago Agrio and the voice of the icon of the MPD, Jaime Hurtado Gonzalez further encouraged the courage and determination of delegates to the victorious National Convention XVII MPD.

MPD withstand the onslaught of Correa, Grow to 250,000

MPD signed with 250,000 affiliations and maintains its strength in the UNE and FEUE The Left party that supported the project start of the government, now makes the counter. The regime tries to play their positions of power.

Taken from the newspaper “Express” in Ecuador (17/12/2010).

Contrary to what you might think, the Government, members of the Popular Democratic Movement (MPD) believe that the fight will strengthen the opposition and the regime have given a new platform that will strengthen them politically.

The best presentation of MPD is the first game to be re-registered political organizations of the National Electoral Council (CNE), with a total membership of 250,000 chips.

In this, 51% are women. 33% for people up to 30 years, 35% are between 30 and 45 years, 22% from 45 to 60 years and the remaining 10% of more than 60 years.

Within the party’s explanation seems easy. The level of organization and structure can achieve these results despite an opposition campaign led by the same President Rafael Correa. And is that the MPD is proudly have policies in the 24 provinces and a total of 269 brigades that travel the country and create organizations in parishes and neighborhoods.

But how this structure can be maintained despite the onslaught of government? Two answers are throwing the party’s national director, Luis Villacis. On the one hand, the ideological legitimacy that has allowed up gradually from 32,000 to 250,000 members accepted on November 24 by the CNE. Because the MPD is the only party that has a government program, a set of ideas and principles that have been maintained over time and are reflected in the proposed new homeland and socialism. “People have seen us change the discourse and felt that we are consistent and allows us to have these results to maintain our ideological and political position,” says Villacis.

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History of the MPD in Ecuador

• On March 17, 1978 in the local Trade Union of Drivers of Pichincha, after 10 hours is installed FIRST NATIONAL CONVENTION MPD.

• Delegates from 350 brigades in the provinces of Azuay, Carchi, Cotopaxi, Chimborazo, Canar, Esmeraldas, El Oro, Guayas, Imbabura, Los Rios, Loja, Manabi, Napo, Pichincha and Tungurahua.

• met all requirements established article 10 of the Political Parties Act, enacted by the military dictatorship, by Decree 2262, published in Official Gazette 535 of 28 February 1978.

• On May 5, 1978, the TSE denied the registration of our party, had argued that as the amount of 23,803 valid membership cards.

• On 21 September 1978, the TSE acknowledged that the MPD had 31,331 chips, corresponding to 1.5% of the total registered on the electoral roll at that time was of 2,088,874 people and decided to legalize the inscription also because it had directives in more than 10 provinces, two of which corresponded to the largest population.

• The first National Executive of the MPD was formed as follows: National Director, José Sánchez Proscopio Ancheta, First Deputy Director, Jorge Moreno Ordonez, Second Deputy Director, Ruben Solis, National Coordinator, Antonio Posso, Registrar, Gustavo Rodriguez, CFO, Mercedes Cadena ; Members: Christopher Tinajero (Cotopaxi), Mario Silva (Guayas), Jaime Hurtado (Guayas), Juan Andrade (Pichincha), Patricio Aldaz (Pichincha), Jorge Guzman (Pichincha), César Muñoz Llerena (Pichincha), Reinaldo Valarezo (Loja ), José Guaman (Canar), Santos Catagñe (Chimborazo), Jorge Ortiz (Tungurahua), Osvaldo Chelles (Carchi), Osvaldo Páez (Pichincha).

• In this Convention proclaimed the pair Presidential formed by Camilo Mena and Jaime Hurtado.

• Jaime Hurtado was elected Member of Parliament on 29 April 1979, accompanied him on the list co Leguisamo Mario César Alarcón, Vicente Ruilova, Hertme Monteros, Jose Guerrero, Francisco Pérez Sanz, Vicente Abril, Carlos Roldan, Marco Villarruel, Cañetaco José Luis Villacis.

• In the 26 years of participation in the elections of representative democracy, we have reached 29 national and provincial deputies, a provincial governor, 33 provincial councilors, 21 mayors and council presidents, 285 Councillors, 313 members of parish councils.

• Resolution Policy PCMLE Second National Congress, on the analysis of RETURN TO THE “DEMOCRACY AND IMPERIALISM alternative representations of the dominant classes, said:” As a concrete expression of these desires and willingness to fight for change, apart of our party – which is at the forefront of the struggle for that goal was a new transformer-democratic force, patriotic, anti-imperialist, the Democratic Popular Movement, which helps to channel the decision to fight and independent political organization of large sectors of the population, current policy that has the sympathy and the growing membership of the militant masses.

• The MPD collected as its own the Government Program of workers, peasants, teachers and students, which was presented to the people of Ecuador by organizations such as FTP, FEUE NATIONAL DE QUITO FEUE, FESE, UNE Pichincha.

• The initial slogan was PATRIOTIC BY A GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL DIGNITY TO THE SERVICE of the majority. Today the slogan is the conquest of a popular government, patriotic, democratic and resolutely to implement its REVOLUTIONARY PROGRAM AND FEEL THE BASES FOR THE CONQUEST OF SOCIALISM.

• The Hymn to the MPD letter was written by Rafael Larrea and the music was composed by Agustin Ramon Estevez and Solomon Milton Poveda.

Final Declaration of 15th International Seminarium “Problems of revolution in Latin América”

15th International Seminar: Problems of the Revolution in Latin America

The world is still shaking from the economic crisis of the capitalist system that broke out just over three years ago within U.S. imperialism. Its manifestations and effects spread rapidly, first to the more developed economies and then to the entire planet. The small and brief signs of partial recovery, extolled by the financial groups and economists who are defenders of the system as evidence that the crisis has come to an end, have only confirmed the cyclical nature of the crises, within the framework of the general crisis of capitalism.

The measures tried by the governments and international agencies to overcome the problems have resulted in their intensification. By the logic of the functioning of capitalism the working classes, youth and peoples in general become principal victims of the crisis, but they do not face it with resignation: they resist, they struggle and in important sectors they come out with proposals demanding that the crisis be paid by the capitalists who are responsible for it, not the workers.

Today in various parts of the world the fight for wages, jobs, education, and health care have been joined to the banners of democracy, freedom and other political rights. We are experiencing a period of the rise of the struggle of the masses and its torrent has brought down authoritarian and dictatorial regimes such as Ben Ali (in Tunisia) and Hozni Mubarak (in Egypt) and kept others in check. The questioning of bourgeois institutions is present in these struggles, as in the demands of the “indignant ones” in Spain, in the strikes by workers in Greece and England, and in the mobilizations of the youth in the Americas. It is obvious that the political expressions of the crisis are becoming prominent.

In Latin America the democratic, progressive and left-wing tendency is being affirmed and strengthened in the most advanced sectors. For some time we have seen that there has been a change in the political and social relationship of forces in the region: the neoliberal bourgeoisie and its parties suffered political and electoral defeats in several countries and lost positions in the administrative apparatus of the State; some progressive governments emerged as a result of the search for change by our peoples, of the fights waged against governments openly subservient to foreign capital and to the interests of the local ruling classes.

Without a doubt this new Latin American scenario marked a positive step for the peoples, for the democratic, progressive and left-wing forces because it encouraged the desire for change among the masses, it affirmed their confidence in their ability to overcome a system that has only brought hunger and hopelessness to the workers and peoples. A crucial aspect is that the new situation put the prospect of socialism as an alternative to the decadent capitalist system on the table for discussion.

However, over the years, we have seen the political limits of those governments. Some more rapidly than others have begun to turn to the right, betraying the expectations of the beginning of those new times for those who have always lived under oppression. Free trade agreements with imperialist countries or blocs, anti-popular laws, processes of criminalization of the social protest, handing over of natural resources to foreign capital and neoliberal economic measures have been adopted by almost all those governments that promised change.

Most of the regimes that encouraged the prospect of implementing profound economic, political and social changes, and therefore opened up spaces for the left-wing organizations to advance in the accumulation of revolutionary forces, have become obstacles to the advance of the struggle of the masses, to the perspective of the revolution and socialism; they are, in fact, governments that support the capitalist system.

The turn to the right taking place in the majority of those governments, in spite of the expectations of the ruling classes and imperialism, has not led to discouragement or frustration among the peoples. The desire for change is still present; it is shown in the protests against unemployment, for education, for the land, for water, against taxes, for democracy, because their voice is heard when it is time to make decisions in the spheres of government.

The prospect of the victory of the revolution and socialism is being maintained, it does not depend on what opportunism, reformism or any bourgeois pseudo left-wing faction does; it is in the hands of the workers and peoples, of the genuinely revolutionary forces. For the victory of the revolution, it is essential to utilize and combine all forms of struggle, according to the features present in each of the countries.

Now, in order to put an end to the contradiction that defines the nature of the epoch in which we live, the contradiction between labor and capital, we cannot ignore the fight against the policy that social-democracy in power carries out in the name of social change but for the benefit of the ruling classes and imperialist financial capital.

For the advance of the revolutionary struggle it is necessary to remove the nefarious bourgeois ideological influence in its different forms in the movement of the workers, the youth, women and the popular movement in general; to that end we must combine the momentum of the fight of the masses for their material demands and political rights with the ideological debate to expose the pro-capitalist character embodied in these proposals. The unmasking of opportunism and social democracy is part of the ideological struggle that we revolutionaries raise against capitalism and its defenders in general.

The organizations of the revolutionary left are the most advanced sector of the democratic, progressive and left-wing tendency, their responsibility is to work to ensure that the whole tendency and the peoples in general see and understand the political limits that the progressive governments have and the nature of those of a neoliberal character and above all, to ensure that they take up the banners and program of a genuine revolution that leads to socialism.

In this process, the policy of unity with the sectors and forces involved in the defense of the aspirations and rights of workers and peoples and to defend the sovereign interests of the country is essential.

Moreover, the unity must go beyond national borders, since, while the revolution is a process that must be implemented in each country, in essence it is an international movement. It is our commitment to form a great anti-imperialist front of the peoples, which is expressed in specific struggles and actions. The active solidarity with all those peoples who are fighting for social and national liberation and independence is part of our work. Today we express our support for the struggle of the Palestinian people against criminal Israeli Zionism, to the people of Puerto Rico in their struggle for independence; we reject the imperialist blockade established for five decades against Cuba and the presence of occupation troops in Haiti; we condemn all acts of political and military aggression and intervention by the imperialist powers against the peoples.

With our collective effort we have arrived at the 15th International Seminar that, year after year, has followed-up on the fundamental problems that circumstances impose on the revolutionary organizations. We reaffirm the importance of such events that allow us to sum up and share experiences; therefore we commit ourselves to continue this work and to publicize the agreements and resolutions made on this occasion. We call for a similar event next year.

15th International Seminar: Problems of the Revolution in Latin America
Quito, July 15, 2011

Revolutionary Communist Party of Argentina
Marxist-Leninist Revolutionary Party (Argentina)
Olga Benario Women’s Movement (Brazil)
Revolutionary Communist Party (Brazil)
Minga Sur Palmira – Alternative Democratic Pole (Colombia)
Communist Party of Colombia (Marxist-Leninist)
Communist Party of Labor of the Dominican Republic
Caribbean Youth (Dominican Republic)
Communist Party of Mexico (Marxist-Leninist)
Revolutionary Popular Front (Mexico)
National Democratic Front (Philippines)
Caribbean and Latin American Coordinator (Puerto Rico)
Communist Party (Bolshevik) Russia
Communist Party of Spain (Marxist-Leninist)
Socialist Revolutionary University Front (Venezuela)
Ana Soto Women’s Movement (Venezuela)
Education Movement for Emancipation (Venezuela)
Gayones Movement (Venezuela)
Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Venezuela
Revolutionary Youth of Ecuador
Ecuadorian Confederation of Women for Change
Democratic Popular Movement (Ecuador)
Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Ecuador

Continuing the persecution of the revolutionary left in Ecuador: MPD headquarters closed

SRI closing MPD headquarters for seven days

While responding to a demand for MPD, the Office generally receptive Pérez Santiago’s statement about the exit poll for the referendum, officials of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and two court officials yesterday closed the headquarters of the left-wing movement an alleged tax noncompliance.

Marcelo León, director of SRI’s Northern Region, said Luis Villacis, representative of the MPD, exaliado the Government, now opponent, received ten warnings of sanctions between 2007 and 2011, the lack of the Annex to buy and hold in the Source and other tax obligations, for fiscal 2010 and 2011.

According to Leon, the political group remains debt for not meeting the monthly payment of VAT in July of 2010, which began a trial of enforcement powers, in October of that year at a cost of $ 8.10 has not yet been canceled.

SRI in the notice of motion states that can not perform any activity on the premises of its headquarters for seven days.

Villacis called the move “one more action in the Government’s desire to continue his political persecution,” and did not rule out taking legal action against the tax authority.

“There is no justification or constitutional, illegal, or regulation to close the offices of the MPD. Is a political retaliation,” he said emepedista leader. (LGP)

“We are not afraid Mr. Correa”

Luis Villacis, assemblyman for the Popular Democratic Movement, spoke at the closing that the IRS conducted on its offices as an act of persecution by the government, “there is no legal or constitutional justification to place stamps closing our facilities. We are victims the repression that the Government has taken essentially because the MPD,” he said in front of the office. “We will not shut our mouth. We will continue to denounce acts of corruption.” (RTU)

Political setback for the government of Correa

What do we know about the outcome of the consultation on 7 May? In essence, that Correa has lost the support of most Ecuadorians. When the consultation was convened it had 65% of popular support, he it has no more than 45%. From another side, this process shows that the popular rejection of the government has increased.

The intent of the President and the PAIS Alliance to assert their political project did not crystallize, and has barely been able to get — until now — a small electoral victory, very, very far from the landslide victory with which they threatened. One can hear the concern and confusion rife in its ranks and the mutual claims of responsibility for results and envisions a deepening of the internal struggles, some of which will lead to purges of its ranks. Opportunism leads to that.

The referendum has been the scene of intense confrontation between the government and its demagogic populist project, supported by sections of the bourgeoisie on the one hand, and, on the other hand, the popular movement and the revolutionary left raising a proposal for a popular NO. This camp also had a right sector appear from reactionary positions, but differences in policy positions were clearly established between the forces of NO. Those who played a role in this revolutionary sector and played a key role in the campaign raised the NO from progressive and leftist positions, as part of a project to promote genuine political and social change.

Correa’s election flow has fallen considerably, but is still significant. It includes popular impoverished sectors in the country that believe that there is a process of change and are caught in the ideological proposal of the so-called “citizens’ revolution” and sectors felt appreciation for the work of government material. The left needs to develop an intense work towards them to the disappointment of the personality and actions of Rafael Correa, and show the path which means a social revolution.

Without doubt, the May 7 election opened a new stage in political life, therefore, there is a change in the correlation of forces that has generated better conditions for the task of the popular movement. The image of an invincible Correa has fallen on the floor.

MPD will take legal action: great deception of Correa & Santiago Pérez was evident. 53% of Ecuadoreans rejected the proposal

The National Board of MPD announced that the referendum results show the political defeat of the government. Over 50% of the population rejected the proposal for consultation. The main leader of this organization stated that the GREAT DECEPTION orchestrated by the regime and pollster Santiago Perez of 20 points of difference between yes and no, came to the floor in a crude attempt to hide a series of irregularities that account for a brutal error of about 1,500,000.

Luis Villacis, said the Electoral Control Center organized by the MPD is consistent with data from the quick count of the CNE, in which there is a difference of less than 6 points between the YES and NO. There are 12 provinces in the country that said NO to the arrogance and corruption: Bolívar, Carchi, Cotopaxi, Chimborazo, Loja, Morona Santiago, Napo, Pastaza, Tungurahua, Zamora Chinchipe, Orellana, Canar. Abroad, gains in Madrid, Bogotá, Argentina, Switzerland and even in the case of Pichincha, NO wins in questions 4, 5, 7 and 9. Percentages compared to the last election, Correa was reduced by 17% of the vote, which is the result of discontent and betrayal by Correa.

Villacis said that MPD plans to initiate legal action according to Articles 148, 355, 201 and 257 of the Penal Code against the great deception committed by Santiago Perez to give false information, leading to a concurrence of crimes that must be investigated and punished.

The government is desperate to make this lie true, and therefore, the MPD and social organizations call for popular mobilization in vigil to defend voting to vote, because 60% of the records are suspended.

Luis Villacis reported that the PHD Enrique Mafla, Professor at the Polytechnic and technical delegate to the CNE, has been unable to verify and monitor the authenticity of the computer system and components of this system, a request made ​​from 5 May. To this date there has been no response.

MPD: May 1, combative unit to say NO to Correa

The National Director of the MPD, Luis Villacis Maldonado, said the Labor Day of May 1 is the expression of multinational unity of workers, peasants, students, indigenous people, teachers, shopkeepers and other popular sectors. He reported that the MPD will participate in the parades that are organized in 24 provinces to vindicate the rights of workers and to say no to Correa in the referendum of May 7.

Villacis said that Labor Day is celebrated with joy and courage and combative unity, to defend labor rights such as organization, collective bargaining, the right to strike for better wages, etc. This date is on a journey to say no to bullying, no to authoritarianism, the assault on justice and the prosecution, NO to the criminalization of social struggle, NO to the persecution of journalists, NO to attacking freedom of expression and thought and, NOT covering up corruption.

Villacis said that in these 4 years, the government has affected workers in their legitimately acquired achievements with anti-labor,  anti-popular, and neo-liberal laws that demonstrate that the scheme is the service of capitalism and represents the right-wing of the XXI century.

Video: MPD – Revolución es el camino ciudadaNO!

“Revolution is the Way, Citizens!”
 [Title uses a pun on the Spanish word for citizens]

Video: University booed Correa over Marcelo Rivera

Marcelo Rivera No Es Ningún Terrorista!

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa was booed Thursday night at Central University of Ecuador by a group of supporters of student leader Marcelo Rivera, who remains in prison on charges of terrorism.

The president went to school to report on the referendum, but the entrance and exit was rejecting some of those present, who also threw paper balls. For his part, the president responded to the whistling by blowing kisses with his hands while being protected by bodyguards.

Esta Vez No! – MPD Videos